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|05-08-2009, 11:48 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2009
Harrington & Richardson
I was cleaning out my grandmother's house and found a Harrington & Richardson Arms Company revolver.
It appears to be nickle with some wearing on the cylinder. The grip appears to be walnut.
The markings are on the top of the barrel " Harrington & Richardson Arms Company Worchester, Mass USA Pat October 8, 1895"
On the left side of the revolver Premier 32 S&W Ctge. On the butt of the revolver is the numbers 2433xx which I beleive is the serial number. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
|05-08-2009, 02:24 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: houston, tx
Re: Harrington & Richardson
H&R PREMER SECOND MODEL
SMALL FRAME TOP BREAK R.F. & C.F. ---------------------------1905-1941
Small fame double action top break revolver with double top post barrel latch; calibers and cylinder capacity, 22 rimfire-7 rounds, 32 S&W, 5 rounds; automatic cylinder stop; standard finish Nickel with case harden hammer and barrel latch; standard barrel length 3 inches, with 2, 4, 5 and 6 inches available as optional; HAS CALIBER MARKINGS ON LEFT SIDE OF BARREL WAS MANUFACTURED FOR SMOKELESS POWDER CARTRIDGE PRESSURES. There has not been enough data gathered on serial number to try to come up with a serial number range for the different variations.
First Variation, model name & caliber marked on left side of barrel, patent dates 5-14-89, 4-2-95, 4-7-96---1905-Only
Second Variation, model name & caliber marked on left side of barrel, patent dates 4-2-95, 4-7-96-----1906-1908
Third Variation, caliber only marked on left side of barrel, patent date 10-8-95-----1909-1913
Fourth Variation, caliber only marked on left side of barrel, no patent date, state not spelled out in address (MASS)------1904-1915
Fifth Variation, caliber only marked on left side of barrel same as 4th except different font used in barrel markings-----1914-1915
Sixth Variation, caliber only marked on left side of barrel. State name in barrel marking spelled out (MASSACHUSETTS)----------1916-1924
Seventh Variation, new grip frame, there is no step down for the grip panels to fit into--1925-1942
After 1930 listed in catalogs as; PREMIER No. 30 .22 Rimfire 7 shot and PREMIER No. 35.32 S&W 5 shot
VALUE: 100%=$265 60%=$75 Add 10% premium for blue finish; 20% premium 4”, 5” or 6” barrel; 20% premium for 22 rimfire caliber; 10% premium for 7th variation
the one patent date marking would indicate this is a Premier second model 3rd variation manufactured 1909-1913
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